HMS Intrepid (D10)

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Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Intrepid
Builder: J. Samuel White, Cowes, Isle of Wight
Laid down: 13 January 1936
Launched: 17 December 1936
Identification: Pennant number: D10
Fate: Sunk by air attack, 27 September 1943
General characteristics (as built)
Class and type: I-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,370 long tons (1,390 t) (standard)
1,888 long tons (1,918 t) (deep load)
Length: 323 ft (98.5 m)
Beam: 33 ft (10.1 m)
Draught: 12 ft 5 in (3.8 m)
Installed power: 34,000 shp (25,000 kW)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, Parsons geared steam turbines
3 Admiralty 3-drum water-tube boilers
Speed: 36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph)
Range: 5,530 nmi (10,240 km; 6,360 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 145
Sensors and
processing systems:
Armament: 4 × 1 - 4.7-inch (120 mm) guns
2 × 4 - 0.5-inch (12.7 mm) machine guns
2 × 5 - 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes
20 × depth charges, 1 rail and 2 throwers
60 × Mines

HMS Intrepid was an I-class destroyer that served with Royal Navy during World War II.

Service history[edit]

In World War II, Intrepid attacked and sank the German submarine U-45 south-west of Ireland on 14 October 1939 in company with the destroyers HMS Ivanhoe and HMS Inglefield. She participated in the pursuit and destruction of German battleship Bismarck in May 1941, and in Operation Pedestal, the escorting of a convoy to Malta in August 1942.

Intrepid was adopted by the town of Uxbridge in 1942 to raise funds for the ship's costs.[1]


Memorial to Intrepid‍ '​s crew, in Port Lakki

Intrepid was attacked by German Ju 88 aircraft and sunk in Leros harbour in the Aegean Sea on 27 September 1943. This was the second ship lost under the command of Commander Charles de Winton Kitcat during the war. Kitcat was in command of Imperial when she was lost while evacuating troops from Crete in 1941.


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Coordinates: 37°7′N 26°51′E / 37.117°N 26.850°E / 37.117; 26.850